Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment Society

Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment

As one of four countries, alongside Germany, Switzerland and the UK, with the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world, Vietnam has a rate of HIV-infected people receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment with a viral load below the inhibitory threshold reaching 96 percent, contributing to reducing HIV infection in the community, a health official has said.
Singapore, US discuss importance of free, open Indo-Pacific World

Singapore, US discuss importance of free, open Indo-Pacific

Singaporean Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen and his US counterpart Mark Esper discussed various regional security issues, including the East Sea, counterterrorism, and the importance of ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific, during their virtual meeting on August 31.
Amendment to tax law on fertiliser in urgent need Business

Amendment to tax law on fertiliser in urgent need

Tax Law No 71/2014/QH13, which treats fertiliser as a VAT-free item, has become a double-edged sword as after five years of implementation it has not reduced domestic fertiliser prices but instead hindered production and investment in the sector.
NA passes four laws, debates two drafts Politics

NA passes four laws, debates two drafts

The 14th National Assembly continued its ninth working day of the second stage of the ongoing ninth session in Hanoi on June 17 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Gov’t urged to be given more power to draw investments Business

Gov’t urged to be given more power to draw investments

National Assembly deputies continued discussing a report on supplementary assessment of the implementation of the legislature’s resolution on socio-economic development and State budget plans for 2019, as well as socio-economic performance in early 2020, during a plenary session on June 15.
New role of State Audit in attracting new-generation FDI  ​ Business

New role of State Audit in attracting new-generation FDI ​

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV), through its regular auditing activities, has discovered many violations of law by foreign-invested enterprises in various fields such as environmental protection, land use, and transfer pricing, said Deputy Auditor General Doan Xuan Tien.
Indonesia raises health insurance premiums again World

Indonesia raises health insurance premiums again

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided to raise the premiums for the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), roughly two months after the Supreme Court annulled his earlier decision to do so.